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Friday, April 8, 2022

Kia EV6 Electric Crossover (India edition): 10 Key Things To Know

Kia Motors had a successful run across ICE cars in India since the launch. However, with petrol & diesel both crossing Rs. 100 mark in many states the focus of car buyers is towards EV now. There are just very limited options in EV market in India, with Nexon EVs being sold as hot cakes. Taking cues, the Korean major Kia Motors will be launching their EV6 Crossover in India and will be underpinned by the e-GMP platform.

Global Kia Motors - EV6

10 Key Things To Know About Kia EV6 Electric Crossover

1. Kia EV6 is one of the six EVs Kia and Hyundai plan to launch in India and will go on sale as a completely built unit (CBU) or a full-import model.

2. The cabin of the Kia EV6 will sport a clean cabin design with dual-screen layout, including a curved standalone touchscreen for the infotainment system.

Interiors of Kia EV6

3. EV6 will also feature the connected car technology, an augmented reality heads-up display and Advanced Driver Assistance Safety Features (ADAS).

4. In terms of power-train,  EV6 may be equipped with a 58kWh battery pack that is offered in two configurations - rear-wheel drive (RWD) setup with 168 bhp single-motor, or in all-wheel drive (AWD) layout with dual-motor set-up that makes 235 bhp. 

Flared out fenders inspired by luncha stratos in EV6

5. Highly likelihood that EV6 may also come with a larger 77.4 kWh battery pack that offers 225 bhp single-motor in RWD configuration, 321 bhp dual-motor in AWD configuration. 

6. The range-topping, performance oriented GT variant would offer dual-motor AWD layout thrusting out around 578 bhp and 740 Nm of peak torque. 

India Specific Kia EV6 Model seen in Hyderabad

7. The rear of the EV6 is extremely good looking with flared out fenders inspired by luncha stratos from 1970s.

8. The two-spoke steering wheel looks really nice and houses the paddles to set desired levels of regeneration. 

Rear of Kia EV6 (India Model)

9. Kia EV6 is a perfect combination of tech, comfort, drivability however, lately their NCAP ratings in India has dented their image especially around the built quality. 

10. In terms of pricing, we anticipate it to be in range of likes of MG EV, however if they are able to get it between 15-20 Lacs segment, it will be a deal breaker.

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